RPG Chartered Accountants are joined by Crawfords

Published on March 30, 2021 by Jill Murray

We are very pleased to announce that Crawfords Chartered Accountants have joined RPG. The deal completed on Wednesday 31st March 2021 and the new firm will be known as Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords.

RPG’s Group Managing Director, Jonathan Brownson said: “We are delighted to welcome the Crawfords team and their clients into the RPG Group.  We have known and respected the partners of Crawfords for many years and were very aware of the perfect fit between our two firms. We are extremely positive about the future for Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords.”

Since the deal was announced in February, there has been detailed planning on the overall integration of the two businesses including IT and other internal systems.  This was to ensure a smooth transition, both for colleagues and clients.

RPG’s software support supplier, Awareness Software, have worked tirelessly to bring the two sets of IT infrastructure together so that we can provide a seamless service for all of our clients.

Daniel Prais, former Crawfords Partner and now Group Board Director of Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords said:  “I have been delighted by the warmth of welcome we have received from RPG.  Since the deal was announced, colleagues from both firms have been meeting in a weekly social Zoom call during which there have been “round the screen” discussions on subjects ranging from favourite movies to first cars, followed by the weekly quiz.  This has been an ideal ice breaker and introduction for both sets of colleagues.”

The team from Crawfords will bring an additional depth of experience especially in some highly specific sectors.  RPG Business Recovery will benefit with the arrival of Crawfords’ insolvency experts:  David Kaye, Alex Kachani and Tony Chan.  In addition RPG have recruited a new Licenced Insolvency Practitioner Gareth Hunt who has joined the firm from Beesley Corporate Recovery

Indeed since the beginning of March RPG have been joined by six new colleagues across several departments and we are continuing to recruit in specialist areas.  These appointments will help us to continue to provide an excellent service and to develop more areas of expertise for our clients.

Jonathan Brownson continued: “This latest development in RPG’s history strengthens us still further, ensuring that we can continue to provide our clients with the commercial advice and personal service they expect from us.

“We will be able to strengthen and further develop our position in Manchester and further afield.  We plan to expand our areas of service and sector specialism while staying focussed on strong relationships with our clients.”

Thanks go to our legal advisers; RPG were advised by BBS Law and Crawfords were advised by Davis Blank Furniss.  We would also like to thank Barclays for their support.


Photo caption: Jonathan Brownson (left) assists Daniel Prais (right) on the move into RPG’s offices.

We have received an excellent service from the team at RPG for well over 20 years. We particularly appreciate RPG's real interest in our company and suggestions for improvements. The service RPG provides goes well beyond what we could expect.  The attention to detail and the prompt, professional service the team provides means that we are reassured that should we require urgent or unusual advice, the team will provide it. We would have no hesitation in recommending RPG.

Margaret Peasegood

Executive Chairman - SheffProp

I would like to thank RPG for your unbelievable help, assistance and friendship for over 40 years. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. Words alone are insufficient, and I think that the same would apply to my former colleagues and my family who have also come to rely on your advice and guidance.

Neville Johnson

Founder - Neville Johnson Offices

We have worked with RPG for many years, for good reason. They are not only extremely knowledge but they really take the time to get to know you as customers and also as people. This really makes a difference, as whilst it is of course important that you receive great service, which we do, it’s also essential to work with professionals who you can really trust and who go out of their way to know your business as well as you do, giving ultimate comfort that you are all striving towards the same goals. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jennie Johnson MBE

Kids Allowed

“RPG have always been our first point of call for advice on accounting, tax and financial regulatory matters and indeed have become an additional sounding board for both myself and my colleagues on strategic matters. The consistently high quality and timely advice they provide is very important to us.”

Gareth Rowe

Chief Financial Officer - ProofID

“As a family business we have been using Royce Peeling Green as our accountants for over 25 years. We have always been impressed with their expertise and depth of knowledge in all financial areas required to help run our business. There is an obvious understanding and trust between the two companies which leads to proactive approach to guide us with short and long-term financial planning. We have found everyone at Royce Peeling Green to be very approachable providing us with the reassurance that they will always provide a professional response in a timely manner.”

David Harrabin

Managing Director - Manchester Slate Ltd

RPG have now acted for our various companies for over 15 years. Their advice and commercial attitude in dealing with Tax, Audit and general businesses matters has always been of high quality and queries dealt with promptly. The team at RPG are experts in their field, they understand the SME market place well. They have been involved in all our corporate transactions, from setting up of businesses, ongoing support of our management teams through to being part of the team that negotiated the successful sale of a group company.

Jonathan Hamburger

Genesis Group International

We have received a first rate service from RPG over many years. We appreciate their attention to detail and the timely, professional and pro-active advice they provide. We would have no hesitation in recommending the team at RPG.

Stephen Rector

Managing Director – Ribble Packaging Limited